Clement O'Brian Cumberledge 1894-1967

Corporal 12624 Army Pay Corps

Clement O'Brian CUMBERLEDGE, son of George CUMBERLEDGE (1854-1927) and Harriett Maria BROOKER (1850-1934), was born on 28 February 1894 in Chichester, Sussex, England. On 31 March 1901 he lived in 18 Oving Road, Chichester, Sussex, England. On 2 April 1911 he lived in 18 Oving Road, Portfield, Chichester, Sussex, England. On 2 April 1911 he was a Clerk to Railway Carrier in Chichester. Whether Employer, Worker, or Working on Own Account: Worker. On 3 November 1914 Clement was a Clerk - Shorthand Typist in Rail Company.

On 4 November 1914 he was a Private 2577 Royal Sussex Regiment in Hounslow, London, England. On 14 April 1915 he was a Lance Corporal 2577 (unpaid) Royal Sussex Regiment. On 27 March 1916 he was a Lance Corporal 2577 (paid) Royal Sussex Regiment. On 20 May 1916 he was a Reverts to Private 2577 Royal Sussex Regiment. On 1 September 1916 he was a Private C/17799 12th Royal Sussex Regiment. Between 20 November 1916 and 2 November 1916 he was a 7 Canadian General Hospital - Etaples, France in Etaples, France. Etaples General Hospital from 20 Nov 1916 to 29 Nov 1916 transferred to England ex 7 Canadian General Hospital per Hospital Ship Cambria 29 Nov 1916 from AFB 103. Between 29 November 1916 and 27 December 1916 Clement was a Military Hospital Herne Bay in Military Hospital, Herne Bay, Kent, England. Military Hospital Herne Bay from 29 Nov 1916 to 27 Dec 1916 Deformity. Hammer Toes of Both Feet (all toes). Admitted from B.E.F. [British Expeditionary Force] France. Deformity since childhood. Case inoperable. Cannot march or work in trenches. Was 48 months overseas. B179 drawn up. Transferred to Shorncliffe for purpose of Medical Board. To Furlough & Depot Class III. Between 4 April 1918 and 21 February 1920 Clement was a Corporal 12624 Army Pay Corps. On 21 February 1920 he lived in 18 Oving Road.  

He married Dorothy B JACKSON Q2 1924 in Horsham Registration District, Sussex, England. Dorothy B JACKSON was born in 1898 (calculated). She died Q2 1964 in Surrey South Eastern Registration District aged 66. He died Q4 1967 in Surrey South Eastern Registration District, Surrey, England aged 73.  

Medals

ARMY PAY CORPS

112

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders 266 and 301 of 1919.

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Record of disposal of decorations

Remarks

12624

Corporal

CUMBERLEDGE, Clement

12577 Royal Sussex Regiment Private

12624 A.P.C. [Army Pay Corps]

 

Accounts 2, War Office, 9 Jan 1920

 

WW1 Pension Records for Clement Cumberledge

COVER for DISCHARGE Documents

Regtl No. 12624

Rank: Corporal

Name: Clement Cumberledge

Regiment: Army Pay Corps

21st February 1920

18 Oving Rd, Chichester, Sussex

Award Sheet – First Award

Discharge: Class Z

Enlisted: 4 Nov 1914

Award: No disability due to service - Reject

Renewal or Revision of Award

Report of Medical Board 2 May 1920 30% [disability]

DMA not attributed [to war service] No evidence of aggravation

Award or decision: Hammer toes both feet non attrib. – Reject

 

Medical Report on a Soldier Boarded Prior to Discharge or Transfer to Class W., W. (T), P., or P (T), of the Reserve

Appeal

Home address: 18 Ovington Rd, Chichester

Unit and Corps: A.P.C. [Army Pay Corps] Det No1 Shrewsbury

Regtl No: 12624

Rank: Corporal

Name: Cumberledge Clement

Age: 26 yrs

Posted for duty on: 4 Nov 1914 Embodied: 4 Nov 1914 Horsham

Former trade: Clerk

Statement of Case

Date of origin of disability: Nov 1916

Place of origin of disability: France (in France 5 months)

Facts of case: Was in 7th Gen Hosp Etaples transferred England 6 Dec 1916

Diagnosis Hammer toes both feet 31 days in hospital [Hammer toes - toes that are bent permanently downwards]

Present condition: Hospital List unable to walk for any distance. Can walk about two miles in comfort.


OPINION OF THE MEDICAL BOARD

Cardiac hypertrophy and contracted toes [Cardiac hypertrophy is a thickening of the heart muscle (myocardium) which results in a decrease in size of the chamber of the heart, including the left and right ventricles. A common cause of cardiac hypertrophy is high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart valve stenosis.]

Heart  Nex? Birsmollection under 6th rib a mitral systolic is heard at open ___ down disappears on maudency up. Pulse 96 regular. Exercise Tolerance. Fair.

Lump Normal. All toes of both feet contracted, he walks on his heels.

Aggravated by Service during the present war

The Board are of opinion that the Contraction of the toes was aggravated by exposure in the trenches.

Length of present degree of disability: 12 months

Contracted toes & Cardiac Hypertrophy 30% (Thirty)

Disability on enlistment: 10% (ten)

 

SERVICE AND CASUALTY FORM Part II

Regiment: Army Pay Corps

Regimental No: 12624

Rank: Corporal

Surname: Cumberledge

Name: Clement

  • Service towards engagement reckons from 4 Nov 1914
  • Embodied Royal Sussex 2/4, 4 Nov 1914
  • Appointed L/Corporal unpaid 14 Apr 1915
  • Royal Sussex Posted Prov. Battalion 4 Sep 1915
  • Royal Sussex 2/4 Posted Royal Sussex Regiment 10 Dec 1915
  • Royal Sussex 2/4 Appointed paid L/Corporal 27 Mar 1916
  • Royal Sussex 2/4 Reverts to Private 20 May 1916
  • Royal Sussex 1/5 Attached 12 Jul 1916

CASUALTY FORM – ACTIVE SERVICE

Regiment: 2/4 Royal Sussex Regiment Army Pay Corps

Regimental No: 12577 12624

Rank: Private Corporal

Surname: Cumberledge

Name: Clement

Religion: Church of England

Age on enlistment: 20

Enlisted: 4 Nov 1914

Term: 4 years

Service reckons from 4 Nov 1914

Date of promotion to present rank: 4 Apr 1918

Date of Birth: 28 Feb 1894

[Former trade:] Clerk

  • Embodied 4 Nov 1914
  • Embarked Folkestone 12 Jul 1916
  • Disembarked Boulogne 13 Jul 1916
  • Arrived Inf. Base Etaples 13 Jul 1916
  • Posted to 12 th Royal Sussex Regiment 1 Sep 1916 under A.O.204
  • 6 Dec 1916: Hospital List admitted 7 [Canadian] General Hospital deformed feet Etaples 20 Nov 1916
  • 6 Dec 1916: OC Hospital Ship Cambria ex 7 Canadian General Hospital Etaples 29 Nov 1916
  • Transferred to England
  • Reenlisted for Service in Army Pay Corps Service in APC on TF attestation from 5 Apr 1917 to 15 Jul 1917 allowed to reckon toward promotion – Shrewsbury 16 Jul 1917
  • Promoted Corporal with pay – Shrewsbury 5 Apr 1918
  • 15 Feb 1919 APC No. 1: Accepted the conditions of engagement applicable to Specially Enlisted Clerks, Army Pay Corps, and to receive pay 3/6 per diem (inclusive rate) with effect from 15 Feb 1919 – Shrewsbury 15 Feb 1919. Authority W60 letter 16/ Gen. Mob:/3807 (F6) 21 Jan 1919
  • Transferred to Class “Z” Army Reserve on Demobilization date: 21 Feb 1920
  • Place: War Office
  • Home address: 18 Oving Rd, Chichester, Sussex
  • Service abroad 141 days
  • Admitted Military Hospital Herne Bay (deformed toes) 21 Nov 1916 to 27 Dec 1916 from AFG 178

STATEMENT TO DISABILITY

Unit: ARMY PAY CORPS

Regiment: Det No. 1 Shrewsbury

Regtl No: 12624

Rank: Corporal

Surname: Cumberledge

Name: Clement

Address 18 Oving Rd, Chichester, Sussex

Age last birthday: 25

First joined for duty: 4 Nov 1914 at Hounslow

Medical category in which joined: Fit

Countries served in: France – England, Infantryman Royal Sussex Regiment

Date when disease started and cause: Trench Feet? VDH [Valvular Disease of the Heart] Feet Trench Nov 1916. Strain of Active Service

Hospitals in which treated:

7 Canadian Hospital Etaples
Herne Bay Military Hospital, Kent

If suffered before joining army: No

National Health Approved Society: “Refuge” ____

Name and address of previous employer: Thomas Fack? 18? St Pancras, Chichester, Sussex

Trade: Clerk, Shorthand Typist in Rail Company

OPINION OF THE EXAMINING MEDICAL OFFICER

No disability due to Service present

He suffers from Congenital Hammer Toes on both feet. Which he states have been there since childhood. He is of a nervous disposition & suffers from nervous palpitation. His heart is normal. No signs or symptoms of Trench Floer? now present.

Not attributed to or aggravated by Service

MEDICAL HISTORY of Cumberledge Clement

Enlisted: Horsham, 4 Nov 1914

Corps:

2/4 Royal Sussex 2577
12 th Royal Sussex C/17799
Army Pay Corps 12624

Hospital Admissions:

  • Military Hospital Herne Bay from 29 Nov 1916 to 27 Dec 1916 Deformity. Hammer Toes of Both Feet (all toes). Admitted from B.E.F. [British Expeditionary Force] France. Deformity since childhood. Case inoperable. Cannot march or work in trenches. Was 48 months overseas. B179 drawn up. Transferred to Shorncliffe for purpose of Medical Board. To Furlough & Depot Class III.
  • Etaples General Hospital from 20 Nov 1916 to 29 Nov 1916 transferred to England ex 7 Canadian General Hospital per Hospital Ship Cambria 29 Nov 1916 from AFB 103.